Ankita Lokhande has clarified that her friendship with the Bigg Boss 17 winner Munawar Faruqui has not ended.
Ever since Bigg Boss 17 concluded, everyone has been wondering if Ankita Lokhande and Munawar Faruqui are still friends. The two shared a good equation in Salman Khan’s show which changed after a task. Not just this, but after Munawar emerged as the winner of the show, Ankita’s husband Vicky Jain also said that there were much more deserving people than the stand-up comedian.
However, Ankita Lokhande has now clarified that her friendship with Munawar Faruqui has not ended. The Pavitra Rishta actress was speaking to Indian Express recently when she made it clear that their friendship was “never over”. She also mentioned that she is happy that Munawar won the show.
“My friendship with Munawar never broke, I don’t know why people say so. Munna and I spoke there only. Now also we are in touch and we speak with each other. Munna and my friendship was never over, there was just that one incident, where I thought he should have spoken up for me and he didn’t, so I felt hurt. I am like that, I get hurt easily, but after that, we were quite okay. Now he has won, and I am very happy for him,” Ankita said.
Ankita further talked about staying friends with her other Bigg Boss 17 co-contestants when she added, “My experiences in life have not managed to make a pro at gauging relationships. But yes, now I am in that space where I don’t want to call people and invite them into my life. If I feel someone wants to be friends with me, more than welcome. I always try to forgive and move on, but now I don’t want to do that. I want to take a stand for myself, I need to protect myself. Sometimes your giving nature can get harmful for you only. So yes, I don’t want to be so giving now, that someone walks over me.”
Ankita Lokhande was the third runner-up of Bigg Boss 17. She and Munawar have not been spotted together ever since the show ended.